Bill and Katie in TAYLOR'S house

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So on today's episode of B&B, we got a short scene where Bill brings Katie to Taylor's mansion and tells her that he BOUGHT it from Taylor for an "offer she couldn't refuse" and that now Tay is living at the beach house. BLAH BLAH BLAH

Okay so here's my rant. I don't hear people talk much about Taylor on this site, but since I am a Tay-fan I can safely assume that most don't like her here, just because I'm contrary to what everyone else likes Smile Anyway, I am beyond PISSED that Brad Bell has single-handedly made Taylor a non-motha-effin factor on this show. Not only did he trash any potential of storyline that Taylor has had, but he has also relegated her character to being just Steffy's mom. It's sickening.

So let's just get this out of the way. HT had plastic surgery. OKAY. She's still beautiful (to me), and while her acting has changed, she still has a large fanbase and there's no denying that. So why does it seem like BRad Bell is so infatuated with the Logan girls that everyone else has to take a backseat to them? We've got Brooke who of course is one of the stars of this show so I don't mind her. Then you get Katie, who if not for the acting talents of Heather Tom would ALSO be a dead-end character. The only time Katie is relevant to anything is when Bill pisses her off and she gets to clutch her heart and flatline once or twice a year. Then you've got Donna who I've hated from the very beginning. She's just an unnecessary cartoon character with no purpose, no heart, no NOTHING.

B&B has the potential to be a show with the strongest female characters...Brooke Logan, Stephanie Forrester, Felicia Forrester, Bridget Forrester, Taylor Hayes, Dayzee, etc....yet he only focuses on the annoying Hope, Steffy, and Katie. It bothers me that this show has become beyond predictable. There's NO suspense with this show. We all know the Logan gals will prevail in the end. ANd while I have nothing against them....(I've actually liked Katie in the past and I can tolerate Donna on occasion) it just infuriates me that at the end of the day, characters like Taylor, Bridget, Felicia, Amber, etc. have all taken a backseat to the Logan girls. And whether we realize it or not, when Susan Flannery leaves the show, Eric will reconnect with Donna, which we are already seeing. Which means, Brooke will have her mansion, Donna will have HER mansion, and now Katie has her mansion. Meanwhile, the others are just pushed off to the side.
Hell, if I was Hunter Tylo I would phone it in too. She is given absolutely NOTHING to work with as far as storyline. People complain that Taylor and Thorne are boring, but they are NEVER EVER shown! There's a ton of storyline potential for the two of them....from the Forrester takeover story that practically writes itself, to Thorne's daughter Ally who should be around Hope's age...but nooo...instead, we have Taylor only talking to STeffy about lame ass Liam. That's all she's done, oh and she was also Katie and Bill's therapist...and that's IT!!! It's sad and disgusting, and I'm tired of Brad Bell's infatuation with certain characters.

I understand that every writer (especially these days) has their favorites, but the bias is never this blatant. It's ridiculous. It was bad enough Taylor hasn't had a real storyline since she was married to Nick and drinking again...but then to move her from her mansion back to that small beach house she lived in decades ago....with little to no mention. It's sad.
Okay, my venting is done. *Ducks*


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I agree about Donna, I didn't

I agree about Donna, I didn't care for the actress when she played Grace on Y&R. Get rid of her. I'm not sure why Brad has back burned Taylor. Honestly, I can't stand to see her because Hunter has had way too much plastic surgery. Maybe when Brad fires up the lesbian story again (waiting for JJ) she could be involved in story with those two needing therapy...Taylor finds out a big dark secret of Karen, maybe she was raped for example because nobody knows who's Caroline's father. Jake has popped up now and then how about giving him & Taylor a story together. Heather Tom is amazing and she makes Katie viable because her acting talents.

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I too love Taylor and I still

I too love Taylor and I still think she is beautiful and I think she vital to the show. She is treated disrespectfully.I do not mind Donna and Heather is a great actress with I agree not much to work with. I cannot stand Brooke and she should be backburned.

I am confused though--isn't Bill's Dad Caroline's dad?

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@tashikins: I believe harlee

@tashikins: I believe harlee means Karen's daughter Caroline Jr/2.0

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I don't want Brooke put

I don't want Brooke put aside, I love Brooke OH so much more then Taylor. Brooke is the future of show more then Taylor. I'm not saying Taylor doesn't need a story. She is longtime vet and it would be interesting for a story for Taylor. I think they need do a story relating to Prince ? from Taylor's past maybe, he's out of prison and returns to stalk Taylor blaming her. That would be fun, when Brad recasts Ridge this could draw him closer to Taylor. Donna needs to go, Pam needs to go, Oliver (haven't seen him in dog's age) they are not needed at all on canvas and replace their appearances with Felicia w\her son comes home (can't remember his name), Thorn, Alexandra (time to recast her older), Bridgette needs to come home in a recast of Marcy Rylan possibly because of plenty of young actresses are out there.

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I just now found this out!

I just now found this out! TPTB gave BATIE Taylor's house?!? So that's why the promo for this week showed them in there! How disrespectful to Taylor!!!

So it's not enough that Taylor has been backburned, now they have given her house away too, just to prop the Spencers? (surprise...) I must admit I haven't been that interested in what Taylor does in a long time, but it's only because of the writing. I realize she is a vet and should be treated with respect. And I have ALWAYS liked her better than that skank, Brooke. Taylor is the true heroine and love of Ridge's life, not Brooke. Brad Bell is just so much in lust with Brooke, that's why she gets the juiciest storylines (ugh, disgusting).

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No disrespect but Taylor

No disrespect but Taylor hasn't been relevant in a long time. When was the last time we saw her house? Beginning of 2011 or Late 2010 either way the set hasn't been used in almost 350-400 episodes.

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No Disrespect but Caroline is

No Disrespect but Caroline is the love of Ridge's life. Then, Brooke, then Taylor.

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Who the love of Ridge's life

Who the love of Ridge's life is is up to interpretation....some say Brooke, some say Taylor, some say Caroline.

I say, much like LIam, whoever ends up with Ridge is the one who has lost.

My thing is...Brad Bell is obsessed with Brooke and her sisters. There's no denying, whether you love or hate her, that Hunter Tylo's Taylor has a large fanbase...always has, and always will. And not giving her a story is just ridiculous. Pam has had more to do in recent years than Taylor and that's sad! I don't see why Taylor can't have a life...the only time she gets airtime is when she is pining after Ridge again. It's like her entire character has been turned into one big joke. I'd rather Brad Bell fire her than to have her around just for decoration. It's ridiculous.

And the point wasn't whether or not the set has been shown (which it actually HAS been shown since 2010...it was just THIS year that the Steffy/Hope chocolate fountain crap aired) the thing is...Taylor Hayes has been in that house since her marriage to Ridge and then to just throw it off in one random scene like "Oh yeah..i bought Taylor's house....SURPRISE" was just distasteful to me.

I wonder how people would feel if tomorrow's episode, Taylor just mentions to Steffy, "Oh...well, while Brooke and Ridge were away, I bought their house"...it makes no sense. And to me, it only signifies that Taylor is going ot be pushed further back on the show. Disappointing.

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I actually saw the episode in

I actually saw the episode in question and was bothered by this.

One, Taylor used to be my favourite MILF(Sorry!).

Two, her character has been linked to that set for years and I kind of felt it was her legacy to the children characters and eventually you would see one of them inhabiting it.

It puzzled me as a decision because they already had another quite competitive set for characters that no longer appear on the show. The Marone mansion(though that thing needed some work) would have been an excellent choice and it fit cause the character of Katie lived there at one point and loved it and its inhabitants have been written out anyway.

This decision just felt like a push off to the character which I didn't think was right. Then again there are so many holes in this show these days, with simple fixes it could be great but right now, its just no good.

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ITA Taylor getting dragged

ITA Taylor getting dragged back into the beach house from that mansion is wrong, she deserved better than this. Bill is a big time millionaire, he could have built his OWN house and not buy Taylor's.